222 – On The Buffet Strategy: 4 Tips for Maximizing All-You-Can-Eat Deals

Let me start by saying that I do not frequent buffet restaurants such as Vikings and Sambokojin. I'm a heavy eater but I know my stomach's limitations. Thus, the only time I would visit such restaurants would be during special occasions and office lunch-outs. Some people, however, dine at these establishments on a frequent basis. … Continue reading 222 – On The Buffet Strategy: 4 Tips for Maximizing All-You-Can-Eat Deals

190 – On Celebrity Chef Choices: Pound By Todd English, Eastwood Mall

Chances are you've seen the Asian Food Channel (AFC) a number of times, especially if your home has a cable TV subscription. This Singapore-based food channel features culinary shows hosted by a number of popular chefs in Southeast Asia and around the world. Here are some familiar Asian personalities that have appeared in AFC shows, … Continue reading 190 – On Celebrity Chef Choices: Pound By Todd English, Eastwood Mall

187 – On Doria Dealings: Tori Chizu, Eastwood City Walk 2

(AUTHOR'S NOTE: Just a year after Tori Chizu opened, it is with some sadness that I update this entry. This branch has permanently closed its doors. Timestamp: 11 June 2019, 07:45 am.) Japan's interaction with European powers in the late 1800s until the early 1900s, particularly during the Meiji Restoration, gave birth to a number … Continue reading 187 – On Doria Dealings: Tori Chizu, Eastwood City Walk 2

176 – On Charcoal-Powered Indulgences: BLK513 + 80 Queens, Eastwood Mall

(AUTHOR'S NOTE: It is with sadness that I update this post; BLK513's spot in Eastwood Mall has been officially vacated and boarded up. Timestamp: 6 February 2019, 12:19 pm.) Millennials and hipsters from every corner of the Internet were overjoyed when BLK513 opened its first branch at SM Megamall. Given their tendency to crowd a … Continue reading 176 – On Charcoal-Powered Indulgences: BLK513 + 80 Queens, Eastwood Mall

174 – On Closures And Consistency: CoCo Ichibanya, Eastwood Mall

I have seen a lot of establishments in Eastwood Mall open and close – from my initial stint in 2012 up until my return in 2016. A lot of restaurants and retail shops set up shop here, only to shutter after two or three years in business. Closures here can either be caused by the … Continue reading 174 – On Closures And Consistency: CoCo Ichibanya, Eastwood Mall